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13-6-2015 7:52 am  #1

1st time stop

hi guys i am new in this form
i am british passport holder coming back from abu dhabi (holiday) with my wife
i bought 24 carton cigarets, i been stop by border force,  and asking me all kind of question, i have admit these are for my self and family member, but no chance having them back they told me sign on notice 1 issued and warning letter
any chance me having htese cig back what do i need to do


13-6-2015 11:29 am  #2

Re: 1st time stop

Abu dhabi is a non eu country therefore your personal allowance is 200 cigarettes ie. 1 carton of 200.
You have exceeded that limit by 23 cartons and by doing so all 24 carton are liable to forfeiture.
Sorry but I can offer no advice in this situation.

Last edited by bordershopper (13-6-2015 11:30 am)

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13-6-2015 6:37 pm  #3

Re: 1st time stop

Can it be clarified as to which channel was used and whether any declaration (or the discovery) that excise goods were held by oneself/ves was prompted or unprompted? 


19-6-2015 10:21 am  #4

Re: 1st time stop

My question is i travel once a year this was my first time bring those cig, how did they realise i have them in my suitcase, i was walking out through green line
Same time a lots of other people going out but just ask where did  I fly from

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19-6-2015 3:28 pm  #5

Re: 1st time stop

kazikool wrote:

how did they realise i have them in my suitcase

The likelihood is that the luggage of oneself was scanned and/or searched.


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